Summer Courses 2012





Folklore and Sexuality

Term: 
Summer 2014
Online: 
No
Subject Area: 
FOLKLORE (FOLK)
Course Number: 
FOLK 270 910
Schedule: 
Tuesday 6:00pm-9:00pm
Schedule: 
Thursday 6:00pm-9:00pm
Day(s): 
Tuesday
Day(s): 
Thursday
Instructor: 

AZZOLINA, DAVID

Crosslistings: 
GSWS270910
Primary Program: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Course Description: 

Sexuality is usually thought of as being biological or social, divided into categories of the natural and unnatural. Often missed are its creative and communicative aspects. Examining the constructed social elements of sexuality requires attention on folklore in groups, between individuals, and on the larger platform of popular technology and media. The most interesting locations for exploration are those places where borderlands or margins occur between genders, orientations, and other cultural categories. A field-based paper will be required that must include documentary research.

Syllabus: 

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